Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
England > South West
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 176 193
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17 +33
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 56 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.87% 0.39% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.61% 2.44% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 13 4
South West median daily rate £400 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £411 £419
90th Percentile £525 £520 £483
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £38.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,216 902 951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.80% 16.07% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 567 661
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £525 £531
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 40
South West median hourly rate £43.63 £41.83 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.30% +0.18% +0.60%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.75 £24.72
90th Percentile £49.63 £54.50 £52.20
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South West over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the South West region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +14 20 £400 -11.11% 3
Bristol -27 14 £400 -8.57% 6
Wiltshire -16 9 £450 +28.57% 3
Devon - 3 £475 -
Dorset - 2 £388 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £484 - 3
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 41 (73.21%) .NET
2 31 (55.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (44.64%) C#
5 24 (42.86%) SQL
6 22 (39.29%) PowerShell
7 20 (35.71%) ASP.NET
7 20 (35.71%) SQL Server
8 19 (33.93%) DevOps
9 18 (32.14%) Visual Studio
10 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 16 (28.57%) Git (software)
10 16 (28.57%) Test Automation
11 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (26.79%) HTML
12 14 (25.00%) Scrum
12 14 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (23.21%) User Stories
13 13 (23.21%) SDLC
13 13 (23.21%) T-SQL
13 13 (23.21%) .NET Framework
14 11 (19.64%) CSS
14 11 (19.64%) Windows
14 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
14 11 (19.64%) Windows Server
15 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (16.07%) XML
17 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
17 8 (14.29%) Finance

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 31 (55.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.14%) Serverless
3 3 (5.36%) Office 365
4 2 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.57%) IaaS
4 2 (3.57%) PaaS
4 2 (3.57%) SaaS
5 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.79%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) DNS
1 2 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.14%) Data Lake
3 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.79%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Visual Studio
2 16 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 14 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (12.50%) MSTest
4 7 (12.50%) NUnit
5 4 (7.14%) JIRA
6 3 (5.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (5.36%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.57%) JMeter
7 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.57%) Selenium
8 1 (1.79%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.79%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.79%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Electronics
2 7 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 7 (12.50%) Marketing
2 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Developer
2 11 (19.64%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Release Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Azure Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Configuration Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Development Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Release and Configuration Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Azure Test Lead
8 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (73.21%) .NET
2 20 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (26.79%) HTML
4 13 (23.21%) .NET Framework
5 11 (19.64%) CSS
6 9 (16.07%) XML
7 7 (12.50%) .NET Core
7 7 (12.50%) REST
8 6 (10.71%) HTML5
8 6 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET Core
9 5 (8.93%) JSON
9 5 (8.93%) Node.js
10 4 (7.14%) AngularJS
10 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (7.14%) Express
10 4 (7.14%) Pug
10 4 (7.14%) SOAP
10 4 (7.14%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) User Experience
3 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
1 11 (19.64%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.57%) Debian
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.93%) DevOps
3 16 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 14 (25.00%) Scrum
5 13 (23.21%) SDLC
5 13 (23.21%) User Stories
6 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
7 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (14.29%) MVC
8 7 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (12.50%) Load Balancing
8 7 (12.50%) Programme Management
8 7 (12.50%) Release Management
9 6 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (10.71%) Test Management
10 5 (8.93%) BDD
10 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
10 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (8.93%) Informatics
10 5 (8.93%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 25 (44.64%) C#
2 24 (42.86%) SQL
3 22 (39.29%) PowerShell
4 13 (23.21%) T-SQL
5 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.93%) TypeScript
7 3 (5.36%) Python
8 1 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (5.36%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.57%) SCOM
2 2 (3.57%) WSUS
3 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) SAP
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle
4 4 (7.14%) Splunk
5 2 (3.57%) Siebel
6 1 (1.79%) Adobe
6 1 (1.79%) Cognos
6 1 (1.79%) Facebook
6 1 (1.79%) Google
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) IBM
6 1 (1.79%) Snow
6 1 (1.79%) Symantec
6 1 (1.79%) Tableau
6 1 (1.79%) VMware